Thursday, 4 June 2015

AGRA & JAIPUR PHOTO DIARY

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So, I took way too many photos in India. There is just too much to see. The last few days in India were amazing. We took a road trip along the Golden Triangle, from New Delhi to Agra and then, on to Jaipur in Rajasthan state, also called the pink city. I can honestly say this was the best part our entire trip. 

The gorgeous Taj Mahal. Marble from ceiling to floor. The detail cannot even be captured in a photograph. Dressed some more new outfits we got in Ludhiana, Punjab. Punjabi jhuttis. These Louboutins are so over-the-top & perfect for India. Our brother in full Indian attire. The men's outfits are so much more comfortable than the women's! Left Agra shortly after sunset & checked in to the Taj Group's Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur. This hotel is gorgeous and will be explored in detail in my next post. Visiting Amer Fort. Kiran wearing a patiala salwar. Elephant rides up to the top. Gorgeous views. Gorgeous architecture. Kiran getting annoyed by the hagglers at the gate, who kept chasing us around on the elephant ride, calling us Latin & Mexican. Even the elephants aren't immune to the color of the city. They are painted and bedecked with fabrics and jewelry. Camel rides before the heat became unbearable. Visiting the market for some shopping. A lady making haarphool flower arrangements along the roadside. Rickshaw ride turned into a scene from a Bollywood movie! LOL
Finally visiting the one place that was on my must-see list. The Hawa Mahal, known as the 'palace of winds'. It was named so because it was essentially a high screen wall built so that the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. It's a unique five-storey exterior resembling a honeycomb of a beehive with 953 small windows called 'jharokhas' decorated with intricate latticework. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Lastly, shopping in the market & found these stunning & unique to Rajasthani puppets called 'kathputlis'; 'kath' meaning wood & 'putli' meaning doll which has no life. So much culture!

XO 
Jyoti 

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